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|Born||Paul David Hudson
27 February 1971
Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Residence||Shadwell, West Yorkshire|
|Occupation||Weather presenter and climate change correspondent|
BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
|Known for||Look North from Leeds
Look North from Hull
After reading geophysics and planetary physics at Newcastle University, he joined the Met Office and did two years at Leeds Weather Centre. He combined this with a two-year stint as a weather presenter for BBC Look North and for the BBC local radio stations in Leeds, York, Humberside and Sheffield.
Paul Hudson is known for his funny, tongue-in-cheek banter with BBC Look North anchor Peter Levy.
Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, his parents bought him his first 'kids weather centre' when he was seven. He went to the Brontë Middle School and Oakbank School on Oakworth Road in Keighley. He has a first-class degree in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from the University of Newcastle. His early memories of local weather forecasting came from fellow Yorkshireman Bob Rust.
He can be seen on both editions of the regional news programme Look North, from Leeds (serving North, West and South Yorkshire and the North Midlands) and Hull (serving East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and north Norfolk). He returned to the BBC Yorkshire weather centre from the Met Office's old home of Bracknell in 1997 when Darren Bett left to present national forecasts. He has currently had the most effective and reliable report in the country over the winter period of November 2010
BBC climate change correspondent
Although most BBC forecasters are not directly employed by the BBC, but by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's Met Office (formerly the MOD's Met Office), since 2007 Hudson has been a full-time member of BBC staff, not the Meteorological Office, acting as an environmental and climate change expert. He gives talks on the subject to local organisations and school and has appeared on BBC One's Morning Show.
Wetwang public office
|Mayor of Wetwang
He has written several books, published by Great Northern.
He enjoys sea fishing, playing golf (he used to play at Riddlesden Golf Club), cricket (he played for Ingrow St Johns in the Craven League). He supports Bradford City, having a twenty-five-year season ticket, and was trapped in the stand that caught fire in the Bradford City stadium fire of 1985.
- "My Yorkshire: Paul Hudson". Yorkshire Post. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- Brooke, Chris (12 September 2009). "Weatherman (with a dry sense of humour) put his own village of Wetwang on the map". Daily Mail (London).
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- Look North biography
- BBC Weather
- Climate Change on Inside Out in March 2007
- Climate Change presentation (PDF)
- Opening the Cloud Bar, the world's first cloudspotting area in April 2009 at Anderby Creek in Lincolnshire run by the Cloud Appreciation Society
- Skegness Standard March 2009